Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Hi, I haven't been here in a while.  I've been frustrated with how things are going, and pre-occupied with trying to move to Southern California, looking for a job there, etc.  

I have learned some things about the itching I mentioned in an earlier post.  There are at least two issues.  First it appears I can't eat things with a high glycemic load, it causes me to itch.  It has been an adventure (NOT) trying to find things to eat.  The second is a condition called Dermatographism... literally "skin writing".  Touch, friction (scratching) or pressure causes red itchy, burning welts.  You can use a firm object and write on your skin.  A red welt will then appear in the shape you have written, drawn, scratched, pressure from purse straps, plastic grocery bags, etc.  Sooo, when I eat foods that cause me to itch, the other one kicks in and more itching occurs.  Sigh.

It looks like the things I am left with to eat are, fortunately, good for you.  The things I can't eat are not so great for you...refined carbohydrates.  Haha, I guess I am being forced to eat healthier.

If anyone reads this, I hope you are doing well and succeeding.  I think of you often.  Take care.

1 comment:

  1. Thinking of you too. Glad for a diagnosis, at the very least.